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KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market

  • Friday, October 06, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 08, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hotel at Old Town, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202 - 1-316-267-4800


  • This price is available to Kansas retailers / members for the full weekend. Choose convention registration for all meals and events, and indicate which events you will attend. You can add a guest after completing your own registration.
  • Members may register two people at this link at no charge.
  • This Training is for liquor licensees and employees of ABC licensed businesses. Improve compliance with State and local laws and regulations. Promote the safe and legal sale of adult beverages,
    -prevent harmful and expensive illegal sales,
    - earn mitigation for future violations.
    Members are entitled to two free registrations. (KABR will have to adjust your invoice.) $20 for each additional registration.
    Certificate is earned by passing a test. Please bring a pen or pencil.
    We recommend retailers and employees attend training every two years.
  • Exhibits will be at Conference Center Saturday - 11-5. Includes listing in the Meeting Program, display table and registration for one representative.
  • For Industry members such as wholesalers, suppliers, or other licensees who are not an exhibitor, product seminar host, or other sponsor.
  • For invited legislators and guests, please RSVP for the Legislative Luncheon - 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Please feel free to come late or leave early according to your schedule.
  • Individual tickets available for those who do not pay full conference registration fee above.
  • For retailers or invited guests who did not pay the full conference registration above.
  • This form is for Industry Hosts to indicate which events their representative(s) will attend. Fees are collected separately. Please get the Industry Host Form from Amy Campbell or Jeff Grantham.
  • Please note that only invited industry suppliers, wholesalers and vendors are eligible for this category. Fees range from $250 to $500. Please contact Jeff Grantham at 1-316-312-7646.

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KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market

Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers – P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

October 6-8, 2017 -  Wichita, KS

Call for Reservations at Hotel at Old Town - 316-267-4800


Friday – October 6

5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Larkspur Restaurant

Network with state policymakers and industry members.  Dress is business casual or casual.  904 E Douglas, Wichita, KS  67202

7:00 p.m.    Dinner - immediately following reception - please RSVP - Please be prepared to pay $25 per person not including beer or cocktails.  

9:00 p.m.   Hospitality Suite  -   Hotel 1st Floor

Saturday – October 7   

Hotel at Old Town, First & Mosley, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202   

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Morning Coffee -  Lobby  - Old Town Conference Center


9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Retailer Education Seminar:   - Earn your certificate for completing certified retailer education.  Seminar educates licensees and clerks to prevent underage and other illegal sales - and teaches you to find answers to your day to day questions. 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   ABC Forum:   -  Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control - current rules and practices and a report on development for new rules and regulations for the rollout of the Beer Law (SB 13) in 2019.  Will include Q & A.

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Vendor Exhibits and Silent Auction   (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

  Welcome Lee Griffith, Boot Hill Distillery!

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Issues from the State Legislature - An Informal Roundtable with State Legislators 

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Retailers RoundTable: GOLD Mtg and Educational Seminars  

1:45 p.m.  GOLD Meeting - Goals of Liquor Dealers member roundtable.  Be a part of the discussion regarding changes to liquor laws and rules and regulations that KABR will support and the strategies to pass them. Votes will be held at the Sunday Business Meeting.

Seminars Include:    Retail Tobacco: What You Need to Know - An overview and Q & A with current tobacco industry members.

What to Do if Your Store is Cited - Professional advice from the Law Office of Joseph Hollander & Craft

Success in the New Marketplace - sponsored by the Kansas Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association

Times and order of seminars may change.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor

6:30 p.m. KABR Kansas Industry Dinner  

We can't be successful without our industry partners!  Join industry partners and fellow retailers to celebrate  with our annual dinner and awards presentations. 

9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor

Sunday – October 8

Hotel Guests Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.   KABR will have coffee, fruit and breakfast breads.  

9:30 a.m. KABR Annual Meeting and Elections 

Brian Davis, President - Members Only          

- Report on the Kansas Legislature

- Policy positions on Legislation

- Strategies and Next Steps

- KABR Budget & Website

- Elections for Officers and Board of Directors

- 2018 Schedule

  12:00 noon - Adjourn


Special thanks to our industry partners – IMA Processing, LLC, Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association, Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association, Joseph Hollander & Craft, LLC.  We appreciate your support! 




Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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